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Suggest treatment for muscle spasms under chin

For the 3 weeks I have had problems talking and I have muscle spasms under my chin. My jaw feels tight also. I have been to a dentist to see if I may have tmj and he said everything looked good. I am lost on who I should go to now to have it checked out.
Tue, 27 Oct 2015
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Hi Dear ,

As per your query you have muscle spasms under chin and you have been to dentist . Well there can be many reasons for symptom you mention in query like bruxism , TMJ problem , stress and anxiety , sore throat or muscle spasm . It seems to me that the symptoms you mention in query probably occur due to condition known as bruxism or clenching of teeth at night , which make the jaw muscle tight . bruxism can occu due to may reasons like TMJ problem , impacted tooth , stress and anxiety or misalignment of teeth . I would suggest you to do stretching exercises of neck and jaw muscles , apply warm compresses on jaw and neck muscles and try to make yourself relax . Consult oral surgeon for proper diagnosis . Doctor will examine the bite plane , order CT scan or x-ray . Doctor mya prescribe muscle relaxant , anti inflammatory , refer you to orthodontist for alignment of teeth or ENT specialits if he/she find problem to be related with sore throat . Doctor may also give you night guard and sedatives .

Hope your concern has been resolved.

Get Well Soon.
Best Wishes,
Dr. Harry Maheshwari
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Suggest treatment for muscle spasms under chin

Hi Dear , As per your query you have muscle spasms under chin and you have been to dentist . Well there can be many reasons for symptom you mention in query like bruxism , TMJ problem , stress and anxiety , sore throat or muscle spasm . It seems to me that the symptoms you mention in query probably occur due to condition known as bruxism or clenching of teeth at night , which make the jaw muscle tight . bruxism can occu due to may reasons like TMJ problem , impacted tooth , stress and anxiety or misalignment of teeth . I would suggest you to do stretching exercises of neck and jaw muscles , apply warm compresses on jaw and neck muscles and try to make yourself relax . Consult oral surgeon for proper diagnosis . Doctor will examine the bite plane , order CT scan or x-ray . Doctor mya prescribe muscle relaxant , anti inflammatory , refer you to orthodontist for alignment of teeth or ENT specialits if he/she find problem to be related with sore throat . Doctor may also give you night guard and sedatives . Hope your concern has been resolved. Get Well Soon. Best Wishes, Dr. Harry Maheshwari